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SAFLAGER S-23
« on: April 25, 2011, 05:18:34 AM »
Has anyone tried this? Comments? Reviews? Is one packet really enough for a five gallon batch?

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Re: SAFLAGER S-23
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 06:42:11 AM »
Has anyone tried this? Comments? Reviews? Is one packet really enough for a five gallon batch?
Yes.
Not as good as W34/70.
No, you need more.
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Re: SAFLAGER S-23
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2011, 08:03:15 AM »
I've used it with a CAP.  Be sure to keep the temperatures down in the low 50 degF range.  I let it get close to 60 and it was overly fruity/estery. Use the Mr. Malty Yeast Pitching Rate calculator to determine how many packets you need to use.

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Re: SAFLAGER S-23
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2011, 09:00:32 AM »
I've used it a few times to make the worst beers I've ever made.  Disgustingly fruity even after nearly a year of lagering.  I've heard reports that uif you run it in the 60s it turns out better than it does in the 50s, but I'll never know because I'll never use it again.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

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